Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set  

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If your studio needs a deeper percussion arsenal or you need to downsize in a shared living space, the Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack may be the tool you seek. Wi... Read More

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Overview

If your studio needs a deeper percussion arsenal or you need to downsize in a shared living space, the Alesis DM10 Studio 6 piece Electronic Drum Set with Cymbals and Rack may be the tool you seek. With authentic size DMPad cymbals and RealHead drums, including a 10" snare and 12" hi-hat, the DM10 produces an authentic drumming experience using the exclusive Alesis Dynamic Articulation system. A robust and highly customizable drum rack with integrated boom stands will ensure quick revisions, setup and breakdown.

Also on the cutting edge of the digital age, the DM10 Sound Module offers a vast library of more than 1,000 sample-based sounds featuring Dynamic Articulation and has USB compatiblility to load additional samples from PCs or your Apple iPad as needed.

Kick pedal and drum throne sold separately.

Features
  • New-look, high-definition DM10 drum module
  • Load custom third-party sound sets or control computer software, all via USB
  • RealHead 12" snare and four toms (10/10/12/12): dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
  • Four piece DMPad Cymbal set: 12" Hi-Hat, two 14" Crashes and a 16" Triple-Zone Ride
  • Heavy-duty, chrome-plated steel rack with hinged, Alesis quick-release clamps and integrated cymbal arms (convert to boom or straight)
  • Pad clamps feature T-bolts for easy no-tools adjustments
  • More than 1,000 uncompressed, sample-based sounds featuring Dynamic Articulation
  • Dynamic Articulation changes sounds' timbre along with dynamics for realism
  • Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
  • Play along and record yourself with the sequencer
  • Mix input for practicing with CD and MP3 players
  • Comes with Alesis logo plate
Specifications
  • DM10 drum module
    (3) RealHead 12" drum pads
    (2) RealHead 10" drum pads
    RealHead Kick pad*
    DMPad 12" Hi-Hat
    (2) DMPad 14" Crash
    DMPad 16" Ride
    RealHat pedal
    XRack, complete with all clamps and arms
    Snare stand
    Module mount
    Cable snake
    Cable wrap strips
    Drum key
    Allen wrench
    Power supply
    Quick start guide
    User manual
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
Custome must register purchase online to receive customer registration number and warranty.
(No warranties are sent with product.)


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AlesisDM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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2.0

Hardware is just ok. Sounds are decent.

By John

from Crown Point, IN

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Responsive

Cons

  • Poorly Made

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment

Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

I've been a drummer for over 11 years and recently moved into a townhome. So, to be kind to my new neighbors connected to my home and to not give up my passion for drumming, I decided to look into electronic kits. I obviously ended up choosing the Alesis DM10X. Overall, I am on the fence about it. When I got it the setup only took about 2 hours to get everything snapped in and oriented comfortably. The longest part was when I had to fix the crosstalk between heads after finally plugging everything in. When I first started playing, no matter what I would hit, the kit would trigger 3-4 different pads at once. I spent a good 1-2 hours getting it working semi well, then every day for a week when I played I would have to keep fine tuning it. BUT, I am feeling pretty good about it now and everything is responding very well. The velocity registers great, the triggers all respond to the correct pad, and the sounds the system produces for all of the default kits are great. Very fun to play on, and I really enjoy having the 3 cymbals and 4 toms (plus the oversize toms make it feel a bit more realistic).

My cons on this setup are pretty serious though. I've had this for almost 2 weeks now and on day 3 of playing, I already noticed my "rim covers" which are black thick plastic things that clip around your rim, already is ripping!!! I can not even find replacements which is frustrating. Another con is the heads it came with are not very good for a realistic feel. The bounce is nothing like a normal drum. I am looking into having to manual upgrade these to mesh heads, but not sure if I want to void the warranty, which is frustrating. The last thing I noticed is that the heads that are currently on it loosen A LOT. I've had to re-tighten multiple heads at least 2-3 times each over the last week, which is beyond excessive.

In the end, sounds are great, took a while to fine tune but felt great after. My cons are mainly against the hardware which is definitely lacking. 2 stars!

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1.0

Very Complicated Installation! No proper manual on Wiring!

By JP

from Alpharetta, GA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Kicker sound is Bad!
    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      Very Complicated Installation! No proper manual on Wiring! Kicker was missing! Kick Sound is Bad! Very difficult to configure! Not enough manual! Not enough Youtube Videos! Waste Product!

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      4.0

      Great Kit for the Price

      By Izzy the Drummer

      from Chicago

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Lots Of Kits
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not Sensitive
      • Triggers Need Tweaking

      Best Uses

      • Best For Home Practice

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      I use this kit to practice at home. Loudest part is using the kicker which sounds like light hammering so your neighbors should not complaint to much. The high hat functions are a bit touchy especially if you are a double base player. Trigger sensitivities are not perfect out of the box but can easily be adjusted. All in all i enjoy using the kit even with its faults and was well worth the low price considering other kits with this much robustness go for way more money.

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Electronics are squirrely

      By Charles

      from Little Creek, DE

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      To start off with the on/off button is in a very awkward place. The DM electronics do not come with any advice about setup for the DM10X, which requires some button pushing. This can be found on the internet after some searching. I still have two cymbals that I can't get to play. The actual hardware seems of good quality and stability, so I will continue to use the electronics. There is no way to accurately select the metronome rate that I know of. So those three things are why I rate this as only 3 stars. I am a beginner and these things are very annoying.

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      (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Can't Handle Normal Play

      By R. Christopher

      from Toledo, Ohio

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      I am a drummer currently in a local band. I purchased this drum set looking to use it as a practice tool to play with and record with alongside the rest of my band. I play this kit for a few hours at a time about every other day. On paper and at first sight this drum set is a great purchase. However, after about a month of playing on this kit and experimenting with it, I came to find that this drum set is very limited when it comes to the selection of various toms, cymbals, and little to no bells or accent cymbals; (the few china cymbals on this kit all sound like literal steel trash cans being dropped, rather than a recording of an actual china cymbal.) As well as the hi-hat being extremely laggy and unpleasantly terrible at registering when it is closed, even when the hi-hat and pedal have been properly calibrated. To further my disappointment in this product, few months after my purchase, I notice that all of the drums pads have dents and tears in the heads. The rubber covers for the rims of each head have also torn and no longer do their purpose of covering the rims of each drum. I have now owned this drum set for 6 months, and the 12 inch crash cymbal does not register when it is hit, making it completely unusable. The warranty it is under with Alesis covers repairs and replacements for 1 year, and within just 6 months I have had to call and ship in all 4 tom pads, and the snare pad to have them all replaced, only to obtain the same damage the first set received. I now have to call and ship in the crash cymbal to be replaced. Do not purchase this kit. When you purchase a percussion instrument of any sort, it is made to be hit. However, each piece of this kit breaks upon being hit as a normal piece of percussion should be hit. What good is a percussion instrument that cannot be hit?

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      5.0

      FREAKIN' TOTALLY AWESOME DRUMSET !!!

      By ANNA

      from Josh , Detroit MI

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      Replaced my old electronic drums that were ruined in a basement flood a couple of months ago with this kit and I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER WITH THEM !!! I really do LOVE these drums !! The 100 preset drum kits are all great - sure , some aren't really my cup of tea , but there's something for everybody . Besides , I'd rather have more kits than I need than not enough good ones . Again the variety is AWESOME - all the sounds I love plus some new stuff I never even thought of . There's tons of standard awesome drum , cymbal and percussion sounds , plus crazy techno , world percussion , vocals and even guitar , keyboard , bass and guitar too . Some kits have built in jam-along features that play guitar riffs and keyboard licks while you play the drum parts - VERY COOL !!! It uses regular drum heads - the feel and response is great !! I set mine up like one tom on top with two floors and switched the cymbals around to bring the ride down low where the 2nd tom would be - the clamps and tom/cymbal holders are versatile enough that you can set it up however you like it - just like an acoustic set . I could go on and on about how cool these are but I'll leave it this . My only suggestion is the 2nd cymbal cable could be a little longer - but I can always get an extra longer cable or maybe switch with a longer one with slack I don't need . If you are not sure about whether or not to get this - GET IT , I seriously doubt you'll regret it !!

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Drums

      By Kurt Moore

      from Middlevill MI

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      Great Drums, you will not find a better set of drums for the money. The extra triggers on the toms and other drums give you so much great sounds and just plain fun to play. Love that you can set all the drums to your feel and style of playing. Why pay twice as much money and get less. Buy and enjoy. Fun Fun

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best value around

      By STEVEN MURPHY

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      Went back and and forth between the studio and the X of the DM10 set. Went with the X. Either would have been fine I expect. Just wanted the larger drum surfaces. The quality of the drums is good on the outside. Can't comment on what's inside(the electronics). While setup was easy, I would have liked some guides on how to get it lined up better. My first attempt was okay, but a little off. A tape measure later and I have frame where I want it. Connecting the pads and cymbals to the brain was mostly painless with two exceptions, the fourth tom and cymbal. Once I got it straight and looked at the guide and printed text, I got it right. The audio quality is top notch. There are so many kits. Some are useless and I will never use them. Some are fantastic and will be use all the time. I do wish Alesis would have spent more time focusing on more useful (to me) kits than some of the duds in there. BUT, that being said, to others, those kits I don't like may be gems to others. Luckily, the DM10 allows me to configure my own kits from existing sounds. Excellent! One thing I can say is pay attention to the diagram and setup instructions. The cymbals have a unique device they sit on and it is orientation specific (up vs. down). I almost didn't notice in the guide. The promo video from Alesis shows the kit without the rubber pads on the rims so it looks nicer. They do provide the rim guards and I would recommend using them. Doesn't seem required though, but I figured it'd prolong the life of the rim. There is no throne or kick pedal. That's pretty typical. If you're new to drumming, make sure you don't forget to get sticks, a throne and a kick pedal (or dual kick pedal). You'll also want a rug or pad for under the set if you are on a hard surface.

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      (4 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW

      By MICHAEL VIGIL

      from L.A. CA

      Comments about Alesis DM10X 6-Piece Electronic Drum Set:

      The DM10 module has "Failed" twice in the 9 mpnth period, since my purchase in February 2012. Telephone Alesis; right! Two contact telephone numbers by e-mail from Alesis: 1 number disconnected; the second is a holding pattern (more than 15 minutes, each time, no answer). I have the DM10 Pro Kit which also have problems with the SURGE cymbals!

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